Father Michael Patella, OSB
CIT Chair, New Testament Scholar

Fr. Michael Patella, a monk of Saint John’s Abbey, holds a License in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem.  Fr. Michael is a professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University in Collegeville and teaches in its School of Theology and Seminary, where he also serves as the seminary rector.  He chaired the Committee on Illumination and Text for The Saint John’s Bible, for which his work, Word and Image: The Hermeneutics of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2013), addresses the theology, art, and interpretation.  In addition, he has written in the area of Luke-Acts, Paul, Mark, and angels and demons.  He recently completed a study of the Gospel of Luke for the Jerome Biblical Commentary, Fully Revised Edition.  Fr. Michael is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.

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